Explorando el ciclo urbano hidrosocial en entornos turísticos


  • Elena Ridolfi



Palabras clave:

Ciclo hidrosocial, Agua, Gobernanza, Turismo, Región Mediterránea


Esta contribución intenta examinar primero cómo diferentes perspectivas teóricas y metodológicas de la geografía y las ciencias ambientales exploran los flujos de agua en sus dimensiones física y social en la ciudad, así como sus modificaciones, en respuesta a las complejidades y desafíos urbanos emergentes. A través del marco establecido por la disciplina de la Ecología Política Urbana, miro cómo las dimensiones físicas y sociales de los flujos de agua se desarrollan e influyen en el proceso de urbanización y, a su vez, se ven influenciada por la urbanización. En la segunda parte, se presta atención a las zonas urbanas costeras del Mediterráneo como laboratorios candidatos de análisis en el marco de ecología política urbana, ya que están sujetas a rápidos procesos de cambio social y ambiental en el que el agua juega un papel fundamental. Los estudios de caso incluidos para examinar las dimensiones físicas y sociales de los flujos de agua incluyen la ciudad cultural de Venecia y el destino turístico de masas de Benidorm.


This work is the result of a preliminary research conducted for the preparation of a PhD’s thesis in Geography, Spatial Planning and Public Policies, supported by the PhD scholarship, number FI_B 00773, of the Agency for Management of University and Research Grants of Catalonia (AGAUR), the Comisionado para Universidades e Investigación (CUR), the Departamento de Innovación, Universidades y Empresa (DIUE) and the European Social Fund.


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Ridolfi, E. (2014). Explorando el ciclo urbano hidrosocial en entornos turísticos. Investigaciones Geográficas, (61), 17–38. https://doi.org/10.14198/INGEO2014.61.02